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Kraken D Justin Schultz week-to-week with injury

Jan 14, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Seattle Kraken defenseman Justin Schultz (4) skates against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Seattle defeated Chicago 8-5. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Kraken defenseman Justin Schultz is week-to-week with an undisclosed injury, coach Dave Hakstol told reporters Tuesday.

The veteran last played Jan. 17 against the Edmonton Oilers, when he collided with Zach Hyman, fell and exited the game. He’s missed two games since.

Schutlz has five goals and 19 assists in 42 games for Seattle. It’s his first season with the team after previous stays with the Oilers (2012-16), Pittsburgh Penguins (2016-20) and Washington Capitals (2020-22).

Hakstol also said forward Jaden Schwartz (undisclosed injury) would not be ready to return for Wednesday’s home game against the Vancouver Canucks. Schwartz will miss his sixth straight game.

Injured forwards Andre Burakovsky, Alex Wennberg and Yanni Gourde were deemed game-time decisions.

The Kraken also recalled forward John Hayden from AHL affiliate Coachella Valley on Tuesday. Hayden appeared in one game for Seattle this season and has suited up for the Chicago Blackhawks, New Jersey Devils, Arizona Coyotes and Buffalo Sabres since his NHL debut in March 2017.

–Field Level Media